Booking an Asda home delivery slot is becoming easier as we move through November. Depending on where you are, there's availability well into December now. Better yet, Asda has good availability for Click & Collect orders, with slots available for the rest of the month and beyond.
In an attempt to prioritise its most vulnerable customers, Asda is working with the government's vulnerable person database and offering customers who have registered on it a priority pass. These enable customers to set up a regular weekly home delivery slot at Asda, with shopping delivered contact-free.
Asda in Leeds seems to be struggling with available delivery slots more than anywhere, with all the slots filled up now until December 15. You can still use Click & Collect or visit a store in person.
Despite this, Asda is showing home delivery slots into December and beyond to Christmas, a huge step up from the first lockdown where the supermarket only showed the next seven days. There's plenty going at Asda if you act quickly, with slots available from Friday onwards this week.
Depending on your location, Asda has Click & Collect slots available nearly every single day until the end of November – which is sure to alleviate a lot of pressure on people.
If you do visit the store, make sure you wear a mask (as is now required by law inside shops) and maintain social distance as per the UK Government's guidelines.
Asda Covid-19 in-store measures
The UK Government, and Asda itself, are urging people to continue going to shops if possible because this will help free up delivery slots to people who are simply unable to leave home.
If you are going into these supermarkets, then you'll have to follow the guidelines around Covid-19 and make sure you're shopping in the safest way possible.
During the height of lockdown earlier this year, Asda implemented a strict queueing policy where only a few shoppers were allowed in after a certain number left. This queuing doesn't seem to be the case since July and now we're in November it seems like this will remain true.
Asda has plenty of hand sanitiser stations set up in larger stores and there are always employees reminding folk to wear a mask or will hand you one if you don't have one to wear while you shop.
Wearing a mask inside shops is now required by law, so you must have one to hand. Asda workers have their own masks, gloves and protective screens where necessary to help reduce the chance of infection.
While in store, you are reminded to maintain social distance, but no-one seems to be enforcing this so make sure you take it upon yourself to steer clear of other people where possible.
All in all, Asda shops are running a lot smoother than earlier in the year, with opening times more or less returning to normal.
Asda opening hours
Asda has resumed its normal opening hours, with many shops open from 8am to 10 or 11 pm depending on your local store. What about Asda opening hours for NHS and care workers? The company is prioritising these customers in its larger stores every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00 to 09:00 and this is still the case in November.
The number of customers allowed in store will vary on your location, but for the most part, it seems like Asda is allowing any number of people in its larger shops at any time. The increased payment limit amount on credit and debit card contactless payment to £45 is still in place.
If you can't visit a physical store and need to book an Asda home delivery online, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances. Here, we'll run through the best ways to try and get an Asda home delivery, and we’ll explain how Asda's click and collect service works too.
Asda has introduced a new food box service, likely inspired by its supermarket rival, Morrisons. For £30, you can order an Asda food box full of 31 items that range from cupboard fillers to household staples. Simply create an account or log in, select the cupboard filler box and pick a delivery time that suits you. As we head into November, Asda is still offering these food boxes.
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Asda food delivery: more delivery available this week
Asda is showing delivery options well into December at this point, but it's all filling up quickly. All areas other than Leeds seem to be showing better availability as we approach December, with next day delivery possible right now and a few more slots popping up from Sunday into next week and beyond. In Leeds, the next available slot is December 15. Book an Asda delivery now.
Gov.uk: Register for coronavirus support if you’re vulnerable
If you're an elderly or vulnerable customer, make sure you're registered on the Gov.uk list of clinically extremely vulnerable people. Asda has said that it is using this register to prioritise its home delivery slots - so if you're eligible, you want to be on it. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
How to get an Asda home delivery slot
Both Asda’s home delivery and click & collect services now offer contactless delivery and collection to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. Like the majority of supermarkets, Asda is prioritising the elderly and vulnerable when it comes to allocating delivery slots.
Availability in Leeds seems to have completely filled up quickly, with the only delivery slot showing for us being December 15. You can still use Click & Collect in Leeds and this might be the best bet considering how long the wait is.
You have a chance to get delivery at Asda as early as tomorrow or Saturday this week but it looks like slots are filling up fast. There's still plenty of availability into December at this point, but they might go as we approach the end of the month.
Either way, the UK will officially come out of the covid-imposed lockdown on December 2, which means we will be able to go outside and should be able to resume shopping as normal; which means home delivery for shopping will probably free up even more.
The company is continuing to increase its capacity following a recruitment drive, which has added an extra 300,000 home delivery slots to its website. A total of 700,000 slots will now be released each week.
For those who are self-isolating, Asda has introduced a Volunteer Shopping Card. You can buy the card online, send it to your volunteer of choice and they can do your shop for you. No cash changes hands and the card can be used contactless in-store using a barcode. It can also be topped up with extra funds online and no bank or credit card details are exchanged.
Compared to the first lockdown, Asda is showing a lot more availability and freedom when it comes to even looking for a free slot. You can see delivery options well into December and beyond, whereas before Asda only showed the next seven days.
How does Asda click-and-collect work?
If you’d like to use Asda's click-and-collect service, simply select your groceries with Asda online and select click and collect before you check out. Slots are more available here than delivery, so you have plenty of options.
More food delivery services: quick links
- Amazon Fresh - grocery delivery to select cities
- Asda - next day delivery possible
- Co-op - delivery and collection available
- Iceland - delivery slots available
- Morrisons - no slots over the next three days
- Ocado - no delivery slots available
- Sainsbury's - home delivery and click & collect slots available
- Tesco - delivery available, Click & Collect is better
- Waitrose - limited delivery for the coming week, Click & Collect is better
Recipe box and meal delivery
- Allplants - plant-based meal delivery, cooked by chefs
- Feast Box - order your first-world food recipe box
- Mindful Chef - healthy recipe boxes with fresh ingredients for you to cook
- SimplyCook - Get a £3 trial recipe box to cook at home
- Hello Fresh - meal prep delivered for every person and diet
- Pasta Evangelists - Restaurant-quality pasta meals available for delivery
- Domino's - 50% off pizza when you spend £35 or more
- Pizza Hut - two large pizzas and a classic side for £22
- Papa John's - 33% off your order when you spend £30
- Deliveroo - takeaway delivery from top restaurants
- Just Eat - takeaway delivery from local restaurants
- Uber Eats - takeaway delivery from your favourite restaurants
- Beer Hawk - free delivery on beer orders over £50
- The Drink Shop - 20% off selected wine, beer and spirits
- Vinatis - Plenty of deals available, with many wines on offer.
- Majestic Wines - stores are open to customers and are also operating a next-day order and collect service
- Honestbrew - free delivery on orders over £50 in the UK
- Flavourly - 20 craft beers and two free glasses for £29.95, with free delivery
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